November means it is time for the annual discussion of tuition increases. A draft version was provided in September with a proposal for a two per cent domestic and 4 per cent international tuition increase.
BREAKING: Bus union announces full system shutdown November 27 – 29
The current policy, as outlined by the UBC Senate states that student evaluations serve to help make decisions of salary, promotion, tenure and institutional recognition.
While the union has voted in favour of striking, it has not issued its three-day strike notice. No job action has been taken and SkyTrain services are continuing as normal.
UBC has contacted its exchange students, recommending that they leave the city. As of today, 20 exchange students have left Hong Kong. The 11 remaining are “safe and accounted for.”
A classic. A favorite. The Basic. Whatever you will, Mac N’ Cheese (MNC) is one of those things that just doesn’t get old — unless you have way too much of it, which seems impossible.
Taking place on November 20, TDOR seeks to honour the lives of Transgender people who have died and open a wider conversation on the impacts of transphobia.
Death is a heavy topic that all of us would rather not think about. So how do we celebrate a day dedicated to remembering violence and death in our community? For many, Trans Day of Remembrance is solemn day. A day to think on the friends and family they have lost, the ways the system has let us down.
Naomi Klein opened the event with a discussion on her new book and was joined by Kanahus Manuel, an Indigenous land defender from the Secwepemc territories as well as event moderator, UBC School of Journalism Professor Kathryn Gretsinger.
“What we have been trying to do is tailor an entry point for [athletes] to come in and to know how they can use skill set and their platform to really advance climate justice’’
Hockey and volleyball showed serious return to form as they swept games against the the University of Calgary Dinos and University of Lethbridge.
Eli Pasquale, a legend in UVic basketball and a pain for T-Birds players throughout the early 1980s, passed away on November 4th after a battle with cancer. The Olympian helped grow the sport both on the island and throughout the country.
Hockey has become a political battleground in the last few weeks over comments by the likes of Don Cherry and Jessica Allen over topics like Immigration in Canada. But while arguments fly, many have failed to account for immigrant voices themselves.
“Five of the top seven busiest bus lines in Metro Vancouver end at UBC, with all of these routes experiencing consistent overcrowding. Yet, some people say that this issue can be solved by building more dorms on campus.“
"What goes on in the Senate chambers can often feel very overwhelming or dull to the average student and the agenda docket posted before every Senate meeting can be long and tedious to read."
”[T]here is a good argument that continued fossil fuel investment is inconsistent with the University’s best interests and its duties as trustee of charitable endowments.”
You would think UBC Board of Governors would be interested in maintaining transparency and accountability, following years of criticism around bad governance.
I’ve always (loudly) insisted that every single person in my family looks exactly like me. That we’re practically twins. This is a bit of an exaggeration.
Family: “A taxonomic rank in the classification of organisms between genus and order.”
We all have dreams, what were yours?
“It’s just such an emotional burden that it’s placed on you as someone with an invisible disability because you can’t outwardly show how you’re suffering.”
Forde’s team found that while increases in pressure inhibited the migration of soil gas to the atmosphere, “when barometric pressure decreased, CH4 effluxes rapidly increased, at times greater than 20-fold in less than 24 hours.”
The researchers also looked at brain regions in relation to symptoms. Patients were asked to carry out tasks associated with different neural networks while their brains were scanned.
Seeing similar seed libraries pop up across the province, the two founders believed it to be the next meaningful step for UBC to foster their own seed collection.
Individuals who got a description of the carbon fee in their flight pricing details described as a “carbon offset on aviation fuel production and importation” consistently preferred to spend $14 on carbon fees.